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Will solid waste concerns slow the stampede to coffee pod products?

Single-cup coffee products are on fire, with sales of ultra-convenient single-cup concentrates hitting $1.8bn in the US in 2013, according to IRI. The list of brands jumping into the sector is long and growing, with Starbucks' Seattle's Best Coffee brand among the latest entrants, and a new five-flavor line of K-Cup portion packs for the Keurig single-cup brewing system set to debut in March.

Published By Datamonitor
13 Feb 2014
CommentWire
CommentWire

Whitbread: acquisition of Coffee Nation paves the way for Costa Express outlets

Whitbread has completed the purchase of self-serve coffee operator Coffee Nation at a cost of GBP59.5m. The company has stated its intention to convert existing Coffee Nation sites into a new Costa Express format to complement its existing Costa outlets. The move signals Whitbread's intention to tap into the convenience trend, but it must be wary of retaining brand credentials.

Published By Datamonitor
02 Mar 2011
Expert View
Expert View

Wetherspoon extends breakfast hours to tap into out-of-home consumption behavior

From April, UK pub chain JD Wetherspoon will be extending its breakfast hours by opening at 7am instead of 9am. Although there are risks to employing this strategy, the move reflects the opportunities offered by time-scarce and on-the-go consumers. By diversifying its business model, Wetherspoon will be able to widen its value-generation potential beyond the troubled on-trade alcohol sector.

Published By Datamonitor
31 Mar 2010
ResearchWire
ResearchWire

Vegetable and vegetable flavored drinks: top flavors in new products

Published By Datamonitor
13 Jul 2005
CommentWire
CommentWire

US coffee: fending off targeted taxation

Seattle's coffee shops will not be the source of a solution to the city's under-funding problems. Voters refused to accept targeted taxation on espresso following a successful campaign by opponents of the scheme. However, food and drink manufacturers should expect more robust taxation proposals in the future.<BR />

Published By Datamonitor
17 Sep 2003
CommentWire
CommentWire

Unilever: pod-testing the water

Unilever has announced plans to launch a line of Lipton teas formulated for the Home Cafe brewing system. This move comes as consumers are increasingly replicating out-of-home consumption experiences at home, and cafe-quality coffee at home is a key growth area. However, some ambiguity remains over whether these trends can include tea.

Published By Datamonitor
09 Aug 2005
CommentWire
CommentWire

Unilever: on a road to recovery?

After issuing its first ever profits warning in September last year, the Anglo-Dutch consumer goods giant has worked hard to boost sales and increase competitiveness. However, the extent of Unilever's [ULVR.L] recovery must not be overstated, and the company faces an extremely tough year in the marketplace.

Published By Datamonitor
09 May 2005
ResearchWire
ResearchWire

UK soft and hot drinks: fastest growth in Europe

Published By Datamonitor
16 Jul 2004
ResearchWire
ResearchWire

UK food & drink: commuting time used to catch up on meals

Published By Datamonitor
27 Jan 2004
ResearchWire
ResearchWire

UK coffee on-the-go: Coffee Republic tightens its grip

Published By Datamonitor
03 Dec 2001

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